klillevo99 (3) - USA - MAY 20, 2002 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bridgeport IPA used to be my favorite. I tried a number of other IPAs and Pale Ales, but none matched it, until I finally found this. Wish it was easier to find it in stores. Try it cask conditioned at the Jolly Roger tap room.
dwyerpg (4635) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 6, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2009 Had the dry-hopped version on tap for breakfast at the 5-spot in Upper Queen Anne. Excellent. A truly fine pale cale, crisp and clean. It had a great floral hop character to it and was consistent throughout. A great finish.
Had again and scored it a 4.5 Great beer.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bready hop aroma. ale golden in color with fluffy head. Filtered with some tiny bubbles. Rich malty flavor, apricot fruitiness and a nice hoppy balance. Bitter finish. A great brew. Major thanks to Andre’ for the nice PacNW brews!
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2000
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a top 5 pale ale in my master list. Malty, hoppy, very distinctive flavor supplied by the well balanced Czech hops and malts. Super-Duper beer for you pale ale lovers. Hard to find outside Washington State.
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
7/11/02: Aroma light but very agreeable--floral/hoppy..Color a very lovely orange-gold with a wonderful billowy head with fine lace. The flavor is multi-faceted...first is a combination of mild malt sweetness and some fruity (citrusy) hop interaction, followed by a quick pistol-like shot of intense hop bitters. Body is light, but not thin---just enough substance to let you know you’re not alone...The finish is wonderfully bracing--attacking the front of the mouth--almost tickling it--most unusual and enjoyable. This is a top-rate pale...Highly recommended. Re-Rate 7/19/02: Aroma slightly more present this time around (Maybe my nose was asleep before)...malt slightly more apparent in finish as well...Gee, this is good stuff!
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured an amazing glowing orange color. Swirly creamy head. Great lacing. Very very very enjoyable beer. Perhaps the best pale ale from Seattle!
BillKismet (3357) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer looked great from the start. Peachy body and a creamy head having little furrows dividing mountains. Clean, crisp, and refreshing hop aroma--a nearly heavenly floral bouquet of unadulterated hops. This was a virtually perfect American pale ale. The cream head had velvety texture and gave way to a clean, floral hop taste that was consistently bitter, but without a hard bite. This is certainly one of the best APA’s in creation--a paradigm from the Pacific Northwest and another stellar concoction from Maritime Pacific.
Scott_Snyder (27) - USA - MAR 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brilliant clear deep golden, with a thin white head that stays on top. Beautifully hopped. Lingering bitter finish. Nicely balanced with a maltiness that still allows the hops to be the star of the show.
Bov (9717) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 20, 2001
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep golden colour, lot of foam, strong hop presence, smooth, great bitterness, very long aftertaste
after4ever (6239) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2007 This rating is for the Dry Hopped version, known on draft as Islander DH. The non-DH version is a separate beer which I can’t seem to add.
Draft at Via Tribunali. Pours dark straw color with an enormous bubbly, sudsy white head. Humongous floral and bitter hops on the nose, and they announce themselves on the attack and throughout the quaff. There’s enough malt there for balance but this one’s all about the hops. I wrote off Islander ten years ago as a snooze among APAs, but the DH version is more than enough to resurrect it.
Fantastic beer, made all the more delicious by the fact that it’s the hottest July day on record in Seattle today, and this had huge flavor even icy cold, and was totally refreshing in the face of all this muggy heat. Fantastic hot weather session beer.